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3 November, 2011



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1 November, 2011

  • 05:24 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project Silver silk jersey Lekala cowl top

    thanks! :)

  • 05:23 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project The NY-Lon jeans

    Oh, no the draped top is actually bought from ASOS! :O I loved it so much I bought it in two colours… It would be easy to make though, and if I’d make it, I wouldn’t cut the sleeve off-grain so…

  • 03:30 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project The Burda September cover dress (summer lace version)

    thanks so much! I also did a winter version of this dress with long sleeves. The armscye is just the standard Burda one so you can grab a knit sleeve off any old Burda top (like Lydia) and it shoul…

  • 02:28 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the project A Breton tee with a difference

    of course it’s okay! thanks for the love. :)

  • 02:00 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A drapey colourblock top
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    I’m a big fan of the occasional “quick knit top”, but this time around, I wanted a knit top with a more challenging design to give my brain more of a 3-D spatial workout.

    I was really intrigued …

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  • 01:57 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Silver silk jersey Lekala cowl top
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    I chose Lekala 4020, only I opted to create echoing sleeve bands on the back to decrease the “coffin back” look:

    I’ve got full instructions on this pattern alteration and my order of constructio…

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  • 01:52 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project The turquoise and silver motif dress
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    I am very pleased to finally be able to show you this dress, which has been quite a while in the making!

    I first bought the motif at Mode et Travaux in Paris when we visiting there last summer, …

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  • 01:48 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project The Burda September cover dress (summer lace version)
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    This dress is just so stratospherically flattering and magical that I couldn’t resist making a summer version in pale pink and grey lace, even though it meant hours of hand basting the lace onto th…

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  • 01:43 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A purple lace pencil skirt
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    I started work on this lace skirt just before we left for France, when I was finally over my post-March wardrobe exhaustion and finally ready to get stuck in on some more complex and fiddly project…

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  • 01:37 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A plum tulip top and seamed silver trousers
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    I carried on with my March mini-wardrobe plans and made the seamed trousers from KnipMode Oct 2010 (#8). I also thought I was due a “quick knit top” so I pulled out Jalie 2806 (a gift from LynnRowe…

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  • 01:12 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A Breton tee with a difference
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    Last week I had the great pleasure to be able to put my friend Cindy up at ours while she visited from LA. Cindy and I met while studying at Penn State, when we initially bonded over Fly Nap huffin…

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  • 01:07 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Grey leather pencil skirt
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    I bought some utterly luscious grey leather when I was in New York in September, and I’d thought about a few different patterns (even going so far as muslining one I never showed you), but I finall…

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  • 01:03 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Manequim silk birthday blouse
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    I love this blouse!

    It all started in Paris last June when I saw this amazingly gorgeous silk satin (charmeuse) in Tissues Dreyfus that I just had to have. But it was €22/m (zoot alors!) so I on…

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  • 12:59 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project A velvety MyImage bolero jacket
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    Ever since I saw the first previews online of the MyImage Summer 2011 issue, I knew that this cropped, pieced jacket (M1107) was going on my Must Sew list! I just didn’t know quite how quickly fate…

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  • 12:55 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project The NY-Lon jeans
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    Why “NY-Lon” jeans? Well, it’s certainly not because they’re made of nylon fabric!! (ewww) I’m calling these that because I bought this denim at Mood in NYC on our honeymoon, and the lining pieces …

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  • 12:51 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project My first Jalie jeans
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    I wanted to try out the Jalie 2908 jeans pattern in cheap fabric before I broke out my good stuff, so I made these using some cheap stretch denim from Goldhawk Road, bought for £3/m. It’s papery an…

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31 October, 2011

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    squirrellypoo added the project Black flannel pyjama bottoms
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    I took pity on my husband James and said I’d sew him a new pair to wear, and Burda magazine 12-2010 #134 was particularly handy. There are tons and tons of unisex pyjama trouser patterns out there,…

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  • 05:17 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Asymmetric Plum Lace Top
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    In this design, you’re given the pattern pieces for a turtleneck top, where the front has been cut diagonally across the front. So if you’ve not got this issue of Patrones, just go and draw a curvy…

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  • 05:13 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Blue shirred turtleneck
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    Carrying on with my post-coat winter sewing plans is the shirred turtleneck from Christine Jonson’s #226 Travel Trio Three pattern. This is a travel wardrobe so also included in the envelope are pa…

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  • 05:09 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Foldover wool trousers
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    Let me start by saying that I hate drop-crotch trousers! Hate.

    These are not drop-crotch trousers.

    I chose these because the crotch is where it should be – they are in no way “Hammer pants”, …

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  • 04:46 PM

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    squirrellypoo added the project Steel grey cords
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    This pleated, tapered style is out of my comfort zone – I haven’t worn pleated trousers since the mid-90s (high school!), and I certainly haven’t worn trousers this roomy in that long, either! The …

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  • 04:39 PM

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    squirrellypoo commented on the article We Say Goodbye and Hello!

    Oh I’m so sad to see you go, Rachel, but I know you’ll go off to do amazing things, and you’re leaving us in such capable hands that I can’t really be too upset about it! Best of luck!